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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay Mohr Narrator: Jay Mohr Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781442304130
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Comedian and actor Jay Mohr’s humorous memoir about the lunacy that ensues after reaching the blessed stage of parenthood.

Waxing poetic about circumcision and the benefits of the carpool lane, Mohr spins theories on spanking and ponders questions like “why do kids all wake up so damn early? It’s as if they are all preparing for life as longshoremen.” He goes on to describe the bizarre kinds of situations that all parents must face but can never be prepared for (when, for instance, his kid discovered his dog’s rear end) as well as moments of pure joy like taking his son to his first baseball game. An unorthodox tale of modern fatherhood in Hollywood, Mohr’s take on parenting is ultimately as charming as it is irreverent. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In his unsubtle way, [Mohr] has sincere and perceptive things to say about the rewards of fatherhood...No Wonder My Parents Drank is masterly.”

    Washington Post

  • “A very funny book...I couldn’t stop reading.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • No Wonder My Parents Drank demonstrates definitively that...raising kids is the most challenging and the most funny.”  

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Mohr makes it abundantly clear that, despite some mistakes, he has enjoyed every minute of being a parent to his son, Jackson, and he mines it here for comedy gold.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Mccurdy | 2/10/2014

    " There were definitely points of hilarity that made it worth reading. I think as a one-kid (possibly sheltered?) dad he has not yet understood the idea that although WE think every silly little thing our kids do or say is the most incredible/adorable thing EVER; . . . . not every one else does. His insights are fun to read and I did laugh enough times to make it worth it, but was the book just a parental opportunity to brag on a global scale? Hmmmmmm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/7/2014

    " WOW!!!! More than I expected. I loved his honest and open writing. I could relate to him as a parent and laughed out loud and some of the situations he put himself in. Every parent should read this to see that they are NOT alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/6/2014

    " Oh My God. I cannot recommend this book enough! It is touching, yet so abso-freak-alutly hysterical that you cannot put it down. Mohr's humor clearly has been passed down to his son, who uses it wisely and in the best situations to make a funny moment. please read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly Ferguson | 2/4/2014

    " The funny moments were really funny! This book really needed a better editor though, and that drove me nuts. He kept switching from his stand-up voice to his memoir voice and getting all wistful and sappy. The stories about his son were all jumbled chronologically. However, the parenting insights in the first half were terrific. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nelle | 1/31/2014

    " There were some parts I actually laughed out loud, but I just can't get over him now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/30/2014

    " He talked about being a parent and I didn't think it was funny. I've heard this guy do standup and had good expectations for the book. I was bored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhea | 1/21/2014

    " I laughed so hard I scared my baby. This book is exactly what I need right now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candi Berry | 1/20/2014

    " Jay Mohr has been one of my favorite actors and comedians for many years. I enjoyed his book Gasping for Air Time and this one as well about parenthood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 1/20/2014

    " wish this was on CD, when I read a book I fall asleep. Very entertaining and totally relatable. If you are a parent you got to check this out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Maner | 1/17/2014

    " this book was great! had me rolling on the floor big time esp the birds and the bees chapter "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 1/14/2014

    " Funny, light reading. Better if you're a Jersey Guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/2/2014

    " If you are a parent, you MUST read this book, it is hilarious!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/31/2013

    " Funny stories about parent rearing. My husband and I read this together and both of us found it pretty funny and endearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coral | 12/25/2013

    " great book- he put what we all think "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 12/24/2013

    " Abandoned. Not very funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/12/2013

    " I think my pregnancy hormones ruined this book for me....I may try it again in a few months, because I'm a mohr fan & couldn't get into this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/11/2013

    " Funny book. I could relate to the stories Mohr told, being a mother of three. As long as you don't mind some colorful language, this is a book that will have you laughing out loud more then once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 10/15/2013

    " So fun to read, especially for those with children at least 6 years old. Jay balances humor with thoughtfulness very well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/6/2013

    " Very cute, but lacked something. It wasn't bad; it just wasn't the best book I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Finkel | 8/15/2013

    " so far, this book is great... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 6/30/2013

    " This book was hilarious. As one who is not a huge fan of Jay Mohr, I went into it with a bit of trepidation. However, it was unfounded. I found myself laughing out loud and relating to a number of things he wrote! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lesa Parnham | 6/3/2013

    " Funny parts easy to read book about being a Dad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanne | 5/6/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this book, but was really funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 5/16/2012

    " A great book for parents with a sense of humor. I read this, by myself, cackling loudly through the whole thing. Good thing I wasn't in public, people would have thought I was nuts. It's that funny. But his love of being a parent truly shines through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 4/8/2012

    " Jay Mohr is a stand up comic so I was expecting this book to be funny. Unfortunately, it was just boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Huner | 4/2/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book. Funny, insightful, you can tell he really enjoys being a dad. I feel the same as him, that raising your kids is the best life imaginable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/3/2012

    " LOL! If you are not a Jay Mohr fan, DO NOT read the book! He is a foul mouthed guy with a perverted sense of humor...but I love it so I get it. I had the uncontrollable, tears running down my face laughter going on. Its a sweet and funny outlook on not just fatherhood, but parenting. Good job Jay :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 8/29/2011

    " This book was SO funny; of course I do have to issue a vulgarity/language warning ;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/15/2011

    " Jay Mohr is a stand up comic so I was expecting this book to be funny. Unfortunately, it was just boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanne | 1/17/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this book, but was really funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/12/2011

    " Oh My God. I cannot recommend this book enough! It is touching, yet so abso-freak-alutly hysterical that you cannot put it down. Mohr's humor clearly has been passed down to his son, who uses it wisely and in the best situations to make a funny moment. please read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/3/2011

    " He talked about being a parent and I didn't think it was funny. I've heard this guy do standup and had good expectations for the book. I was bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/13/2010

    " I think my pregnancy hormones ruined this book for me....I may try it again in a few months, because I'm a mohr fan & couldn't get into this one "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 11/17/2010

    " Love Jay Mohr, so I was expecting more. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhea | 11/7/2010

    " I laughed so hard I scared my baby. This book is exactly what I need right now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coral | 9/17/2010

    " great book- he put what we all think "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 8/28/2010

    " This was our book club's summer pick, and while it's not something I wanted to read, I was happy I did. Can't say more until we have our discussion in September! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 8/14/2010

    " A great book for parents with a sense of humor. I read this, by myself, cackling loudly through the whole thing. Good thing I wasn't in public, people would have thought I was nuts. It's that funny. But his love of being a parent truly shines through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 7/28/2010

    " Some parts were really funny, but had hard time with the language in this book. I am no saint and this was way over the top for me. Very hard time reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 7/17/2010

    " Pretty funny. . .i was able to relate since his son is about the same age as mine.

    His insights on the privilege of parenting was actually quite touching and rated the book the 4th star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 7/15/2010

    " So fun to read, especially for those with children at least 6 years old. Jay balances humor with thoughtfulness very well. "

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About the Author
Author Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr first received audience notice with his impressions of Christopher Walken, Dick Vitale, and Sean Penn on Saturday Night Live. Soon after that, he landed his breakthrough film role as a rival sports agent in the blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire, following that up in a touching good-guy role in Picture Perfect. Other film credits include Playing by Heart, Suicide Kings, Seeing Other People, Even Money, The Groomsmen, Pay It Forward, Street Kings, and Go, as well as comedic leads in Kings Ransom and Are We There Yet? On television, Mohr created, executive produced, and hosted Last Comic Standing. He won the Favorite New TV Comedy Award at the 35th Peoples Choice Awards. He is also well known for his sports work as host of FOX Sports Nets NFL This Morning and narrator of the award-winning Beyond the Glory. Additionally, Mohr executive produced and hosted the ESPN series Mohr Sports, an original weekly comedy, music, and sports talk hour. He continues to sell out venues across the country with his standup routine.